Wrong Task Sequence Used in a Merged Deployment Share RRS feed

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  • So here it is...I am deploying both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 for an enterprise wide product.  To facilitate the build process, I've merged them into a single deployment share.  First, I loaded the W2K8R2 image into MDT 2012 and then imported the Win7 image into the same share.  I have setup the share with separate directories for each image in the appropriate places (i.e. Applications has a server directory and a client directory, as does Operating System and Task Manager).  I have set up two Selection Profiles one for the server and one for the client and assigned the directories accordingly.

    While testing my client build, however, I run into a problem.  During deployment from an ISO, it can't seem to find my custom client task sequence and the deployment fails every time.  I've checked the ISO and the task sequence is there and the TaskSequenceGroups.xml and TaskSequence.xml files appear to have the correct info, but my task sequence is never read.  It appears to be looking for the old task sequence from its original share.  Any ideas?


    Sunday, March 9, 2014 3:31 AM

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  • Really...nothing?
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 5:46 AM
  • I would start over again with a fresh new share. You can open your old share and drag and drop resources from the old to the new share (the resources will be copied)

    Then carefully review your customsettings.ini

    Copy and Paste your the customized steps from your task sequences with CTRL+C CTRL+V into your newly created task sequence. This is perfectly possible.

    I can imagine this isn't the desired solution, but at least cuts all ties with your previous existing shares.

    And if I may give you an advice, I would not separate your resources based on "server" / "client" but based on platform.

    Under operating system you have the following structure:

    .\Operating Systems\Windows 7 x64
    .\Operating Systems\Windows 2008 (R2) x64

    And under each folder you have a "Source" and a "Product" folder. The source is for the original operating system source / ISO and the product is your own created custom image.

    Good luck!

    If this post is helpful please click "Mark for answer", thanks! Kind regards

    Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:08 AM